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How many of you want to be a CRNA??

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Well the question explains it all--Lets hear it :up:

CRNAs taught me how to intubate when I was in paramedic school. I spent quite a bit of time rotating through the OR, and I always stuck around for the entire surgery. Granted, this was seven years ago. I could be a CRNA if I chose to pursue the whole RN deal. I'm curious to see how many people that want to be CRNAs actually know what CRNAs do and have worked extensively around them.

CRNA's do the same work as anesthesiologists. You can work in OB or Epidurals, work in OR or general etc. There aren't that many CRNA's nation wide but schools are found in many different states. This is what I want to potentially do so I have done quite a bit of research. My anesthesiologist friends generally don't like CRNA's because they get paid less, hence hired more. LOL.

Wow-- I expected more guys saying thats the field they want to go into...

My anesthesiologist friends generally don't like CRNA's because they get paid less, hence hired more. LOL.

You have me confused here, and I have no idea why haha

Hospitals pay less to get the same service; ergo, CRNAs are more desirable than anesthesiologists from a financial perspective.

In theory.

It probably is a field more male nurses would rather go into. Why? Because it's not as nursey.

Or maybe cause it pays alot?

Well, duh! That's a given. Anybody going into it has the intentions of getting paid the big bucks. Don't let them lie if they say otherwise, lol.

It probably is a field more male nurses would rather go into. Why? Because it's not as nursey.

LOL, I love the term nursey.

Actually, all the CRNA's I know are female. Sorry :-(

K.P.A.

Specializes in mental health. Has 2 years experience.

It probably is a field more male nurses would rather go into. Why? Because it's not as nursey.

Male patients need nurses who understand the $hit they are going through from their point of view and that ain't "nursey" nursing.

Carreer wise, I'm thinking 'nurse inventor' and teaching.

Come on guys-----Is there anyone here thats wants to be a CRNA?

Hopefully.

Very competitive?

YES! I want to be a CRNA. The money a CRNA makes is very appealing. But I start nursing school in the spring and ill take it one step at a time. At the moment, critical care interests me. The only thing I worry about CRNA is market saturation and everybody else wanting to be one. Many have told me they want to be a CRNA.

Why do I have a feeling CRNA is going to be to nurses what nursing is to the general public?

I want to be a CRNA! Just starting BSN in January though, so it will be a while

YES! I want to be a CRNA. The money a CRNA makes is very appealing. But I start nursing school in the spring and ill take it one step at a time. At the moment, critical care interests me. The only thing I worry about CRNA is market saturation and everybody else wanting to be one. Many have told me they want to be a CRNA.

I wouldn't worry so much about that. It's a highly competitive program. A lot of kids going into nursing have read about it but never even seen a CRNA.

It's akin to so many premeds wanting to become surgeons. Why? Salary. Prestige. The "ultimate-ness" of it.

I suspect that's a lot of the appeal behind CRNA. It fits the bill kind of like the whole surgeon thing.

I'd like to be one because I've worked with them, and experienced it enough to understand their job responsibilities. It later became apparent to me that I was actually quite good, although I'm not sure why, at performing endotracheal intubations not that that one skill means a whole lot in the grand scheme of "who gets CRNA and who doesn't." I also enjoy learning about phyiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. Anyone working in anesthesia is going to be on the upper cusp of that realm of knowledge because they have to be. I just think it'd be a good job. If AA positions were more common then I wouldn't mind applying specifically to that school. I only wish PAs could do more in anesthesia. Right now PA is another new career option for me.